20 U.S. Code § 7703b - Assistance to local educational agencies that benefit dependents of members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian employees
The Secretary of Defense shall provide financial assistance to an eligible local educational agency described in paragraph (2) if, without such assistance, the local educational agency will be unable (as determined by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with the Secretary of Education) to provide the students in the schools of the local educational agency with a level of education that is equivalent to the minimum level of education available in the schools of the other local educational agencies in the same State.
A local educational agency is eligible for assistance under this subsection for a fiscal year if at least 20 percent (as rounded to the nearest whole percent) of the students in average daily attendance in the schools of the local educational agency during the preceding school year were military dependent students counted under section 7703(a)(1) of this title.
The Secretary of Defense shall disburse assistance made available under this section for a fiscal year not later than 30 days after the date on which notification to the eligible local educational agencies is provided pursuant to subsection (c) for that fiscal year.
The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, referred to in subsec. (e)(1), is part A of title XXIX of div. B of Pub. L. 101–510, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1808, as amended, which is set out as a note under section 2687 of Title 10, Armed Forces. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Section is comprised of section 572 of Pub. L. 109–163. Subsec. (g) of section 572 of Pub. L. 109–163 repealed section 386 of Pub. L. 102–484, formerly set out as a note under section 7703 of this title.
Section was enacted as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, and not as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 which comprises this chapter.
2013—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 112–239, § 561(b)(1), substituted “September 30, 2014” for “September 30, 2012”.
Subsecs. (e), (f). Pub. L. 112–239, § 561(c), redesignated subsec. (f) as (e) and struck out former subsec. (e) which read as follows: “Of the amount authorized to be appropriated pursuant to section 301(5) for operation and maintenance for Defense-wide activities—
“(1) $30,000,000 shall be available only for the purpose of providing assistance to local educational agencies under subsection (a) of this section; and
“(2) $10,000,000 shall be available only for the purpose of providing assistance to local educational agencies under subsection (b) of this section.”
2009—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 111–84 substituted “September 30, 2012” for “September 30, 2010”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 114–95 effective Dec. 10, 2015, except with respect to certain noncompetitive programs and competitive programs, see section 5 of Pub. L. 114–95, set out as a note under section 6301 of this title.
Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title V, § 574, Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2226, as amended by Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title V, § 573, Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 120; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title V, § 553, Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4469; Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title V, § 573, Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1427; Pub. L. 114–92, div. A, title X, § 1072(h), Nov. 25, 2015, 129 Stat. 995, provided that:
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